If the past couple of weeks are any indication of how the next four years with Trump in the White House are going to go, then we are in a lot more trouble than originally anticipated.
Earlier in the week, Trump met with several of his Indian investors at Trump Tower in New York. Trump’s kids, who are part of his presidential transition team, were also in attendance. The business partners, Atul Chordia, Sagar Chordia and Kalpesh Mehta, were seen in a picture with Trump which surfaced on Twitter just a few days ago.
Atul & Sagar Chordia, Kalpesh Mehta meets U S President Mr Donald Trump at Trump Towers New York office just now pic.twitter.com/v7D3Uqx03d
— DEVENDRA JAIN (@shubham9601) November 15, 2016
If you recall, when Trump was elected on Nov. 8, he vowed to hand over his business to his oldest children in a blind trust, so as not to create a conflict of interest while in office, so what is he doing in a picture with investors just 7 days later?
Trump spokeswoman Breana Butler told the New York Times that this was not a formal meeting of any kind and that the three men simply flew to New York to congratulate Trump — yeah, because traveling from India to America is super easy and no big deal. But that was contradicted when Kalpesh Mehta told India’s Economic Times that they discussed the expansion of the Trump brand in India. It should also be noted that Trump is currently in the process of building a massive luxury highrise apartment building near Mumbai.
Noah Bookbinder, the executive director for Citizens of Responsibility and Ethics, had this to say:
Donald Trump’s children and son-in-law have been deeply involved in the transition and selecting who will be part of his administration. At the same time they are deeply involved in the business. There does not seem to be any sign of a meaningful separation of Trump government operations and his business operations.
The list of promises Trump has already broken is astounding, but this may be the worst one yet.
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